'Fault in Our Stars' Director Taking on 'Lestat' Vampire Adaptation?
After rocking the young adult world with a the heart-wrenching romance of The Fault in Our Stars, director Josh Boone might be heading into vampire territory. The Wrap has word that Boone is currently in early talks to write and direct Lestat, an adaptation of a couple books in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles book series that was recently picked up by Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci. The character was played by Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire, but this won't be a remake of that film, and will instead adapt both the books The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned.
It is said the film will be more faithful to the source material than previous adaptations of Rice's vampire novels, and Universal/Imagine have free reign on all of the books in the series, so this could be the start of a new vampire franchise. However, Imagine quickly debunked this story to say, calling it "untrue," while The Wrap says their story is accurate and continue to stand by it. Considering Boone is busy preparing to adapt The Stand, it will be awhile before we see him tackle Lestat, if he ends up being hired, but it's expected to be his next project after the Stephen King adaptation. Can he make vampires interesting again?